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African Americans Seen Through The Eyes of the Newsreel Cameraman

Oscar De Priest (1929)

Fox News and Fox Movietone News camera crews covered the people and events of the country and, indeed, the world.  From 1919 to 1963 these journalists aimed their lenses at the mundane and the spectacular.  

The resulting images—most of which still exist as camera negatives in the Newsfilm Library—provide an unparalleled opportunity to glimpse the world through their eyes.